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The Latest: Police identify members of slain Michigan family

February 16, 2018

SEBEWAING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on a suspected double murder-suicide at a Michigan home (all times local):

8:20 p.m.

Michigan authorities have identified members of a family killed in a suspected double murder-suicide.

Sebewaing police Chief Bill Owens says they were 61-year-old Bob Bonini, his 60-year-old wife Margo Bonini and their 21-year-old daughter Katelyn Bonini. Police say they believe Bob Bonini shot his wife and daughter before fatally shooting himself.

The family was found dead around 1 a.m. Thursday after a family friend asked police to do a well-being check. Owens estimated the shootings occurred 12 to 24 hours earlier.

Owens told the Huron Daily Tribune of Bad Axe that Michigan State Police took several weapons from the home located about 95 miles (152 kilometers) north of Detroit.

The chief told MLive.com that Bob Bonini owned a carpet- and tile-cleaning company in the village. He described the couple as prominent members of the community.

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4:30 p.m.

A police chief says there’s no record of domestic violence calls to a Michigan home where a man is believed to have killed his wife and daughter before fatally shooting himself.

Sebewaing Police Chief Bill Owens tells MLive.com the man owned a carpet- and tile-cleaning company and his wife worked at the library. They were in their mid-to-late 50s.

Their daughter, an only child, was in her early 20s and attended Saginaw Valley State University.

The names weren’t immediately released.

The family was found dead around 1 a.m. Thursday after a family friend asked police for a well-being check. Owens estimated the shootings occurred 12-24 hours earlier.

Owens told the Huron Daily Tribune of Bad Axe that Michigan State Police took several weapons from the home located about 95 miles (152 kilometers) north of Detroit.

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10:32 a.m.

Police say they believe two people were killed at a Michigan home before the person responsible fatally shot himself.

State police Lt. Dave Kaiser says the Sebewaing Police Department is leading the investigation into the deaths, which were discovered early Thursday.

Sebewaing police Chief Bill Owens tells the Huron Daily Tribune of Bad Axe that a well-being check was conducted after a resident was trying to reach people at the home and couldn’t get in touch with them.

Details about the dead weren’t immediately released by police, but Kaiser told MLive.com that the suspected assailant fatally shot himself.

The home is in the Sebewaing area, Owens says state police investigators were at the scene Thursday.

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